14 Mar Celebrating St Patty’s Day
I’m celebrating St Patty’s day this week on the blog with outfits, foods, and a bit of history
Some Past St Patty’s Day Looks and Posts
I wrote about my Ukrainian heritage HERE and tell you a bit about my Irish heritage. I am 25% Irish, 25% English, and 50% Ukrainian. My Dad, the proud Irishman, was not much of a beer drinker. He would drink 1 beer ( can you call Coor’s light a beer?) and he would turn beat red! We said he was a pseudo Irishman! 🙂 More focus was made of our Ukrainian traditions/heritage growing up, but we would dress in green for St Patrick’s Day and attend parade celebrations. We hope in the future we go to the UK, and I can fulfill my Dad’s wish of wanting to see Ireland and the Blarney Stone .
Taking out my pine green faux leather pencil skirt was the first thing I did to create this look. I love the spring vibes and the yellows, greens and pinks in this blouse from Zara. ( its years old!). Still not sandal weather, my black Marc Fisher pumps added to the look. My pine green quilted LOVE bag from Rebecca Minkoff was the perfect accessory.
History of St Patty’s Day
Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint of Ireland and its national apostle. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people.” source- history.com He died on March 17th, and this is the day that has been proclaimed as a holy day and day of celebration.
Emigrants, in the US, transformed this special holiday into more of a secular event, with parades and parties. Blue was the color initially associated with St Patrick, and later green became the chosen color – green clothing, green beer, green water ( rivers dyed green).
Some traditional Irish Foods for St Patty’s Day-
If you want to make the day more traditional and try some Irish food, here are some ideas.
Soda Bread– My dad loved this! A traditional grain bread that is meant to be smothered with butter.
Irish Stew-made with mutton, but more these days lamb, and added potatoes and veggies slow cooked.
Colcannon and Champ– Potatoes are a staple for the Irish and this dish is made with potatoes mashed with cabbage and butter, along with spring onions.
Boxty– just as my Ukrainian anscestors had “Durany”, this is another version of the potato pancake .
Black pudding– (pork meat, fat and blood mixed with barley, suet and oatmeal in an intensely flavoured sausage).
Coddle– to coddle is “slow cooking” and this dish is made as a stew with pork, bacon, potatoes and onion
Do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day, and if so, tell me how. Id love to hear from you in the comments!
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Have a great day!
See you tomorrow for Turning Heads Tuesday!